Thursday, November 18, 2010

EEOC 2.0

I know we've gone over this before, but I guess it never hurts to revisit what are legal and what are illegal hiring practices as set forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Sex Discrimination & Work Situations
The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

Why do I bring this up again?  I recently concluded a temp gig where I bridged the gap between the outgoing and the incoming assistant.  While there, I heard the employer explain to the rejected candidates why they didn't get hired.  And to put it politely, every conversation was in violation of the rules stated above.  If only I were kidding.

Here's a tip to all you wanna be executives, "Think before you speak."  Or perhaps I should just say "Think."  That's probably enough of a challenge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so was it males or females who were discriminated against? I need, nay, deserve, more details

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